Austria: Refugees cannot pick and choose among EU nations

Austria's chancellor says European countries have to send a message to those seeking safe haven that they cannot expect to choose which nation will accept them.

Werner Faymann also is calling for progress in talks between the EU and countries like Pakistan and Morocco to facilitate the return of migrants with no chance for asylum.

Fayman says "we have to make clear to refugees that they cannot pick where they will be accommodated in Europe."

In comments late Sunday to state broadcaster ORF, Faymann defended his country's decision to introduce annual caps on the number of people Austria would accept as refugees, saying "we will continue to back this stance."